Sex and disability: The conversation we urgently need to have We want to be part of normalising the conversations around sex and disability, and this also means better supporting professionals who work young people and their diverse needs. Roald Dahl Nurses: making a difference and measuring it Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University on an evaluation project to demonstrate the value and impact of Roald Dahl Specialist Children’s Nurse posts. Project manager Candice Pellet gives us a progress report Non-standardised infection prevention breeds confusion We can help make sure that no person is harmed by a preventable infection When was the last time you completed an adverse drug reaction yellow card? Since 1964, the UK’s Yellow Card Scheme has received more than 800,000 reports of suspected Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) Missing the point of the maternity review Madeleine Murphy, acting editor of the British Journal of Midwifery, argues that criticising the National Midwifery Review overshadows the real message of the report Mental health training for practice nurses In Independent Nurse Sept 2013, we learnt that after a year-long enquiry, the Mental Health Foundation concluded that mental health services should be moved into primary care. We cannot afford not to regulate HCAs Following the Francis report into care failings in Mid Staffordshire, there is debate within nursing about the regulation of healthcare assistants (HCAs). All nurses need mental health training Last month, the DH published a review on the future capability of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.